AECC University College

Sport Science AECC University College Degree level: Undergraduate


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Sport Science provides the opportunity for students to follow a highly specific and scientific sport programme that focuses on the disciplines of sport psychology, sport physiology, sport biomechanics, motor learning, and research methods. Students are provided with the knowledge base to critically evaluate and engage with contemporary research related to sports performance that is used to develop an evidence-based approach to practice. In addition, students develop the necessary skills to actively initiate and conduct scientific projects linked to individuals, teams, and agencies from across the wider spectrum of the sports performance world. Graduates from this programme will be well placed to train to become accredited sport and exercise scientists (biomechanics, physiology, and psychology), sports coaches, researchers, work for sporting national governing bodies, the fitness industry and private practice.

Course details


Year 1 - Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Psychology of Exercise, Health and Sport, Motor Learning and Biomechanics, Introduction to Research Methods, Interdisciplinary Approaches in Sport Science. Year 2 - Research Methods, Motor Control and Decline, Sport and Performance Psychology, Physiology of Sports Performance, Sports Biomechanics, High Performance Sports Environments. Year 3 - Dissertation, Contemporary Issues in Sport Science, Applied Industry Skills. Optional Units - Applied Sport Psychology, Advanced Physiology, Advanced Biomechanics

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code C606
Institution code A65
Campus name AECC University College
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

To meet the minimum English Language requirements of the programme, applicants will need to achieve an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points from 3 A-levels (or equivalent)
A level BBB to include one of; Biology, Human Biology or Physical Education. General Studies will not be considered.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM in a relevant subject such as; Sports Science, Sports (Coaching and Fitness), Applied Science
Access to HE Diploma Grades will need to total 120 UCAS points or above in a relevant subject such as; Sports Science
Scottish Higher BBBBBB to include either Biology or Physical Education
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points to include either Biology or Physical Education to Higher Level
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 to include either Biology or Physical Education

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section
TOEFL (iBT) 79.0 with minimum scores of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees for international students entering in 2020 have yet to be confirmed. This process should be finalised in July 2019 and the fees will be similar to the 2019 figure of £14,100.

Provider information

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AECC University College
Parkwood Campus
Parkwood Road

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01202 436200

Fax: 01202 436312